Calendar Girls – February

Welcome to the next instalment of Calendar Girls, a monthly blog event hosted by Flavia and Melanie. The theme for this month is Best YA Romance.

Best YA Romance – The Royal We

 For my pick this month, I have chosen The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan. In what is essentially a Kate Middleton fanfic, Bex is an American exchange student coming to the UK to study for a year. There, she meets – and falls in love with – Prince Nicholas, the future king of Great Britain. As she is drawn more into the glitz and glamour that is Nicholas’ world, she has to make a decision: does she want to sacrifice everything for love? Continue reading “Calendar Girls – February”

Katy & Irene – A story by Lucy Fox

Prologue Katy and Irene were kindred spirits, peas in a pod if you will. They had met by pure chance in the online world of blogging, Twitter and erotic fiction writing forums. Katy couldn’t quite believe the connection they had made so quickly. They had just clicked. As soon as they had started to exchange […]

via Katy & Irene – A spark to a flame… — I am Lucy Fox – Come with me as I explore my sinful side…

Reflection time – be bold

Dance like no one is watching.

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I love that saying. I try to live by it as well. I love dancing and I do far too little of it. I don’t really go out dancing that often anymore – really only at the office Chrismas party – but when I do, you can’t get me off the dance floor. And I don’t care who watches. It has always been a dream of mne to learn how to pole dance, but I am too old and weak to learn that now. Alas, a missed opportunity. Continue reading “Reflection time – be bold”

Book review: Beyond Shame by Kit Rocha

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Beyond Shame is an erotic romance novel set in a dystopian time. When Noelle Cunningham is exhiled from rich, posh Eden by her parents she had no idea how much her life would change – for the better. She is rescued by Jasper, on of the met of the O’Kane clan and she quickly gets drawn into his world. For the first time in her life she knows what it is like to feel – and she has to find her own way in this new life. Continue reading “Book review: Beyond Shame by Kit Rocha”

“I am a dirty slut”

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I was having a conversation with my new friend. We are both budding erotica writers and were chatting about erotic language. In bantering with me, she described herself as a dirty slut. I was taken aback. For me, the word “slut” had negative connotations and I was uncomfortable with her use of the word. Continue reading ““I am a dirty slut””

Reflection time – editing

I am almost finished with my first full edit of my novel and it feels so good! This is the fifth novel I have written during NaNoWriMo and the first I have edited in earnest. The previous novels have sadly all fallen by the wayside for one reason or other. But I have finally prevailed and I am so thrilled to be sending out my second draft to my alpha readers soon.

So, I wanted to dwell on some lessons I have learnt during editing. Although ‘lessons’ sounds so deep, it’s more a few observations. Continue reading “Reflection time – editing”